An early Pueblo silver dragonfly cross (Isleta cross) strung on early glass "coral" graduated trade beads first brought by the Spanish in the 1680's. This cross dates from a somewhat later period given its size and the type of beads commonly traded during the mid-1800's. Both glass,coral and turquoise were common trade items imported by Lorenzo Hubbell at Ganado on the Navajo Reservation and throughout the Pueblo region. The cross measures 4 1/4" x 1 3/4" and features simple stamp work and a domed sacred heart at the bottom of the cross. The filed and soldered upper punched suspension is typical of the 1880's and is often the type of attachment found on blossoms and naja's of this early period. The glass beads graduate from 1/2" to 1/4". Necklace length is 24" and is strung on a cord of native tanned leather with two silver bench made beads at the very end of the necklace. Beads and cross are tested as sterling silver. Weight is 100.1 grams.
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